27 December 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 52

Mixing It Up at 795 Folsom St Mixing It Up at 795 Folsom St – Twitter acquires MixerLabs to pimp their GeoAPI. (23.12.2009)


The meaning of open The meaning of open – Google comes up with its own universal theory of openness. (21.12.2009)

20 December 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 51

Socializing your feed with Twitter Socializing your feed with Twitter – Google rolls out its own Twitterfeed. (14.12.2009)


Netvibes Wasabi Introduces a Whole New Way to Manage the Real-Time Web Netvibes Wasabi Introduces a Whole New Way to Manage the Real-Time Web – Netvibes releases its Wasabi edition, which is worth a look. (14.12.2009)


Amazon EC2 Spot Instances - And Now How Much Would You Pay? Amazon EC2 Spot Instances – And Now How Much Would You Pay?AWS provide a kind of marketplace for EC2 instances. (14.12.2009)

13 December 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 50

An Android dogfood diet for the holidays An Android dogfood diet for the holidays – Google gently hints towards its very own phone. (12.12.2009)


Google Chrome for the holidays: Mac, Linux and extensions in beta Google Chrome for the holidays: Mac, Linux and extensions in beta – Google Chrome finally comes to Linus and Macs. (08.12.2009)


Exploring a new, more dynamic way of reading news with Living Stories Exploring a new, more dynamic way of reading news with Living Stories – Google introduces living stories, a cool aggregator for news. (08.12.2009)


Relevance meets the real-time web Relevance meets the real-time web – Google introduces the Twitter intgration. Has room for improvement. (07.12.2009)

6 December 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 49

Five Years of Digg…and counting Five Years of Digg…and counting – digg turned five. (04.12.2009)


Introducing Google Public DNS Introducing Google Public DNS – Google introduces a public DNS. (03.12.2009)


Introducing Feather: A Lighter Way to Browse Videos Introducing Feather: A Lighter Way to Browse Videos – YouTube provides a lightweight interface. (03.12.2009)

29 November 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 48

LinkedIn Platform: Open for Business LinkedIn Platform: Open for Business – LinkedIn launches a platform. (23.11.2009)

22 November 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 47

Soup TV: Endless scrolling for videos Soup TV: Endless scrolling for videos – soup.io launches soup.tv. (21.11.2009)


What's Happening? What's Happening? – omg, Twitter changes its tagline to What’s Happening? (19.11.2009)


Burda Media new primary shareholder of XING AG Burda Media new primary shareholder of XING AG – Burde acquires 25% shares of Xing. (18.11.2009)


Announcing TypePad Micro Announcing TypePad Micro – TypePad launches a free Microblogging tool. (17.11.2009)


Evernote raises $10 million investment Evernote raises $10 million investment – Evernote gets a nice cash infusion. (16.11.2009)

15 November 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 46

Typekit is live Typekit is live – Typekit has launched. (10.11.2009)


Bing maps is Looking Good Bing maps is Looking Good – bing improves its maps. (10.11.2009)

8 November 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 45

Transparency, choice and control - now complete with a Dashboard Transparency, choice and control – now complete with a Dashboard – Google provides a dashboard, which lists all data known about a user. (05.11.2009)


Create and Share custom News sections Create and Share custom News sections – Google News gets a bunch of features for personalization. (04.11.2009)


The App Garden The App Garden – Flickr has launched a playground for apps. (03.11.2009)


Bookmark sync and more speed in the latest beta release Bookmark sync and more speed in the latest beta release – Google Chrome now lets you sync bookmarks between computers. (02.11.2009)

1 November 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 44

There's a List for That There's a List for That – Twitter launches the Twitter-Lists. (30.10.2009)


First 5,000 Tags Released to the Linked Data Cloud First 5,000 Tags Released to the Linked Data Cloud – The New York Times teams up with freebase. (29.10.2009)


Introducing Google Social Search Introducing Google Social Search – Google launches a poorly implemented Social Search. (26.10.2009)

25 October 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 43

Introducing Raindrop Introducing Raindrop – Mozilla introduces Raindrop, a project to filter input-streams. (22.10.2009)


Flickr! It’s made of people! Flickr! It’s made of people! – Flickr introduces People Tagging. (21.10.2009)


Tweets and updates and search, oh my! Tweets and updates and search, oh my! – Google hooks up with Twitter too. (21.10.2009)


Bing is Bringing Twitter Search to You Bing is Bringing Twitter Search to You – Bing hooks up with Twitter. (21.10.2009)


Introducing Ning Virtual Gifts! Introducing Ning Virtual Gifts! – Ning introduces gifts as virtual currency. (20.10.2009)


Delicious is now about Y!ou too Delicious is now about Y!ou too – Delicious starts to switch to Yahoo-Logins. (19.10.2009)

18 October 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 42

The Wolfram|Alpha API Has Arrived The Wolfram|Alpha API Has Arrived – Wolfram|Alpha has released an API. (15.10.2009)


Aardvark launches Social Search on the Web Aardvark launches Social Search on the Web – Aardvark has launched publicly. (14.10.2009)


Birthday #4 Birthday #4 – Remember turns four. (13.10.2009)


Waving hello! Waving hello! – The hello world posting of Google Wave. (12.10.2009)


4,000,000,000 4,000,000,000 – Wow, flickr now has 4 billion photos. (12.10.2009)

11 October 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 41

Welcome To The New Technorati Welcome To The New Technorati – Technorati relaunches and completeley loses its contact with the blogosphere. (08.10.2009)


Publicize: Twitter Publicize: Twitter – Wordpress lets you automagically tweet new posts. (08.10.2009)


It’s here: Brightkite 2.0 It’s here: Brightkite 2.0 – Brightkite relaunches as Brightkite 2.0. (06.10.2009)


What is a browser? What is a browser? – And Googles tries to explain the concept of a browser. (06.10.2009)


Choosing a smart password Choosing a smart password – Google provides some tips for choosing a smart password. (06.10.2009)


Announcing Custom Times Feeds Announcing Custom Times Feeds – The New York Times launches Custom Times Feeds. (05.10.2009)


Introducing free Geistesblitz app for iPhone Introducing free Geistesblitz app for iPhone – MindMeister launches Geistesblitz for the iPhone. (05.10.2009)

4 October 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 40

Social Mention: API monitoring for social sentiment and alerts Social Mention: API monitoring for social sentiment and alerts – Apigee launches an API for tracking social sentiments. (02.10.2009)


Don't Forget: You Can Use Amazon SimpleDB For Free Don't Forget: You Can Use Amazon SimpleDB For Free – Actually I forgot: You can keep up to 1 gigabyte of data in SimpleDB without paying any storage fees. (02.10.2009)


YUI 3.0.0: First GA Release of YUI’s Next-Generation Codeline YUI 3.0.0: First GA Release of YUI’s Next-Generation Codeline – Yahoo finally has officially released the YUI 3.0.0. (29.09.2009)

27 September 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 39

New in Labs: Hide read labels New in Labs: Hide read labels – Useful Gmail Labs feature which only displays labels with unread messages inside. (25.09.2009)


New Twitter Funding New Twitter Funding – Twitter confirms the $100 mio round of funding. (25.09.2009)


Shared Snapshots for EC2's Elastic Block Store Volumes Shared Snapshots for EC2's Elastic Block Store Volumes – Amazon launches shared snapshots for EBS, which can be shared betweens various EC2s. (24.09.2009)


PostRank launches the first Publisher Engagement Analytics service PostRank launches the first Publisher Engagement Analytics service – PostRank launches an analytics service tracking social engagement. (24.09.2009)


Posterous Tip: Turn Posterous tags into autoposted Twitter #hashtags Posterous Tip: Turn Posterous tags into autoposted Twitter #hashtags – Posterous added a new feature that turns tags on Posterous into #hashtags when you autopost to Twitter. (24.09.2009)


Help and learn from others as you browse the web: Google Sidewiki Help and learn from others as you browse the web: Google Sidewiki – Google launches Google Sidewiki, Google’s layer to comment the web. (23.09.2009)


MySpace Gets Twitterized MySpace Gets Twitterized – Twitter and MySpace now can sync their status updates. (23.09.2009)


Product Ideas for Custom Search Product Ideas for Custom Search – Google Custom Search gets its very own Product Ideas Page. (22.09.2009)


The holy tech flame wars The holy tech flame wars – Pingdom has compiled a short history of flame wars. (22.09.2009)


Calling All Ideas Calling All Ideas – Google Reader gets its very own Product Ideas Page. (22.09.2009)

20 September 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 38

Yahoo! OpenID: Now more powerful and easier to use Yahoo! OpenID: Now more powerful and easier to use – Yahoo now supports the OpenID Hybrid Protocol. (18.09.2009)


Log In with Your Facebook Username Log In with Your Facebook Username – Wow, beginning today, you also will be able to log in to your Facebook account with your username. (17.09.2009)


Teaching computers to read: Google acquires reCAPTCHA Teaching computers to read: Google acquires reCAPTCHA – Google acquires reCAPTCHA and crowdsources the web to digitze the books. (16.09.2009)


Posterous Theming: It's here, it's live, and it's time to make your site yours! Posterous Theming: It's here, it's live, and it's time to make your site yours! – Posterous adds theming. Not sure if this is a good idea, most people will love it tho. (16.09.2009)


Testing 1-2-3: Announcing Facebook Prototypes Testing 1-2-3: Announcing Facebook Prototypes – Facebook gets Google Labs like Prototypes. (15.09.2009)


Read news fast with Google Fast Flip Read news fast with Google Fast Flip – Google launches Fast Flip, a new reading experience that combines the best elements of print and online articles. (14.09.2009)


Visual Search - Why type when you can see it? Visual Search – Why type when you can see it? – Bing introduces Visual Search. (14.09.2009)


Making Your TypePad Blog Real Time Making Your TypePad Blog Real Time – TypePad adds support for PubSubHubbub. (14.09.2009)

13 September 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 37

Tag Friends in Your Status and Posts Tag Friends in Your Status and Posts – Facebook mimics Twitter’s people tagging via @-symbols. (10.09.2009)


Tornado: Facebook's Real-Time Web Framework for Python Tornado: Facebook's Real-Time Web Framework for Python – Facebook open sources parts of FriendFeed as Tornado, non-blocking Web server framework written in Python. (10.09.2009)


The new Flickr iPhone app The new Flickr iPhone app – Late to the party Flickr releases an iPhone app. (10.09.2009)


Twitter's New Terms of Service Twitter's New Terms of Service – Twitter introduces it’s new TOS. (10.09.2009)


Introducing Ning Apps for your Ning Network Introducing Ning Apps for your Ning Network – Ning introduces Ning Apps and seeds it with 90 Apps or so. (10.09.2009)


Introducing the TweetDeck Directory Introducing the TweetDeck Directory – TweetDeck launches a directory. (09.09.2009)


You Might As Well Jump! You Might As Well Jump! – Wow, 10 years in the making Blogger gets ‘read more’ jumps. (09.09.2009)


Now S-U-P-E-R-sized Now S-U-P-E-R-sized – Google super-sizes the search box (and looks a bit dull.) (09.09.2009)


Introducing the all new Yahoo! Contacts API Introducing the all new Yahoo! Contacts API – Yahoo launches a Contacts API which can be accessed via OAuth. (08.09.2009)


RSS in the Clouds RSS in the Clouds – WordPress adds support for Dave Winer’s RSS Cloud. (07.09.2009)

6 September 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 36

Focus on 4.2.0 Focus on 4.2.0 – The fabulous Textpattern has a new release: 4.2.0. (05.09.2009)


Status feature coming soon to your Ning Network! Status feature coming soon to your Ning Network! – Ning Networks will soon have status updates. (04.09.2009)


Go ahead and j.mp Go ahead and j.mp – The URL-shortener bit.ly snaps the domain j.mp. (04.09.2009)


App Engine SDK 1.2.5 released for Python and Java, now with XMPP support App Engine SDK 1.2.5 released for Python and Java, now with XMPP support – The latest version of the Google App Engine adds support for XMPP, one of the building blocks for the real-time web. (03.09.2009)


Introducing Facebook Connect for Mobile Web Introducing Facebook Connect for Mobile Web – Facebook launches Connect for Mobile Web. Users can publish Feed stories from their phones to Facebook. (03.09.2009)


New Feature: Use Feedburner to track your feed New Feature: Use Feedburner to track your feed – Posterous now lets you use Feedburner to track your feed’s performance. (01.09.2009)


New feature: Brizzly Pics New feature: Brizzly Pics – Brizzly gets photo upload. (01.09.2009)


Introducing: New Showcase, Public Prezi Page Introducing: New Showcase, Public Prezi Page – Prezi adds public pages and taps into the social. (31.08.2009)

30 August 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 35

Netvibes Powers T-Online.de, Germany’s Largest Portal Netvibes Powers T-Online.de, Germany’s Largest Portal – Netvibes teams up with T-Online Germany, which uses it for the personalizes start page ‘meine Seite’. (28.08.2009)


APIs as Dark Matter: our vision for Apigee APIs as Dark Matter: our vision for Apigee – Apigee thinks about APIs, the dark matter of the web. (27.08.2009)


We just launched a URL shortener. Are we insane? We just launched a URL shortener. Are we insane? – Clicky too launch their very own URL-shortener service clicky.me. (26.08.2009)


Disqus version 3: Introducing Disqus Comments and Disqus Profile Disqus version 3: Introducing Disqus Comments and Disqus Profile – Disqus introduces the new version of the commenting system. (25.08.2009)


In the future, everyone will monetize their 15 minutes In the future, everyone will monetize their 15 minutes – YouTube extends the Partner Program to popular indie-clips. (25.08.2009)


Static Maps API v2: Encoded Paths, Polygons and Geocoding Static Maps API v2: Encoded Paths, Polygons and Geocoding – Google’s Static Maps API now supports Polygons. (25.08.2009)


Convert doc to jpg, doc to gif, doc to png and more Convert doc to jpg, doc to gif, doc to png and more – Zamzar adds support for converting various formats to .png. (24.08.2009)


The evolution of Mail, Messenger and Search The evolution of Mail, Messenger and Search – Yahoo gives an overview over the new features for Mail, Messenger and Search. (24.08.2009)

23 August 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 34

Video chat from iGoogle Video chat from iGoogle – iGoogle adds support for video chat. (21.08.2009)


MindMeister for iPhone finally in the App Store! MindMeister for iPhone finally in the App Store! – MindMeister has released an iPhone app. (20.08.2009)


Design Patterns, Now More Open and Social Design Patterns, Now More Open and Social – Yahoo improves the (interesting) Patterns Library. (20.08.2009)


Location, Location, Location Location, Location, Location – Twitter is getting ready to roll out a Location API. (20.08.2009)


Towards a programmable web: PubSubHubbub for Google Alerts Towards a programmable web: PubSubHubbub for Google Alerts – Google hooks up Google Alerts with PubSubHubbub. (19.08.2009)


The Best of Both Worlds: Microblogging on TypePad The Best of Both Worlds: Microblogging on TypePad – TypePad adds a microblogging feature. (18.08.2009)


URL shortener speed and reliability shootout URL shortener speed and reliability shootout – Pingdom compares the performance of various URL-shorteners. (18.08.2009)


By Popular Demand, We’re Keeping the Term Extraction Service By Popular Demand, We’re Keeping the Term Extraction Service – Yahoo keeps the Term Extraction Service alive. (18.08.2009)


Blogger Joins the Hubbub Blogger Joins the Hubbub – Blogger has rolled out support for PubSubHubbub. (17.08.2009)


The Future of News Will Be Social The Future of News Will Be Social – Facebook teams up with the Huffington Post to create Social News. (17.08.2009)

16 August 2009

Chronicle 09 Week 33

Folders now have their own bookmarklets. Folders now have their own bookmarklets. – Instapaper provides bookmarklets for folders. (16.08.2009)


WP.me - shorten your links WP.me – shorten your links – WordPress launches its very own URL-shortener. (14.08.2009)


Bringing the power of Creative Commons to Google Books Bringing the power of Creative Commons to Google Books – Google Books encourages authors to license their works under a creative commons licence. (13.08.2009)


What’s your social mojo? What’s your social mojo? – Yahoo has developed a Twitter mashup which finds out your Twitter personality type. (13.08.2009)


Project Retweet: Phase One Project Retweet: Phase One – Twitter will fully integrate Retweets. (13.08.2009)


Joyent Sells Strongspace and Bingodisk to ExpanDrive Joyent Sells Strongspace and Bingodisk to ExpanDrive – Joyent has sold Strongspace to ExpanDrive. (13.08.2009)


A flurry of features for feed readers A flurry of features for feed readers – Google Reader tries to get more social and adds sharing to other services. (12.08.2009)


Jonathan LeBlanc: YQL and YUI Jonathan LeBlanc: YQL and YUI – Video introduction to YQL and YUI. (12.08.2009)


FriendFeed accepts Facebook friend request FriendFeed accepts Facebook friend request – Facebook has acquired FriendFeed. (10.08.2009)

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